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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by TimJ, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Hate to lose any tree but this big hickory was suffering and about 40 feet from the house. It will make alot of splits.

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  2. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Literally TONS of great fuelwood there Tim....great stuff...
  3. Woody Stover

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    I should say so! _g I know what you mean about losing a yard guard, though....
  4. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    Now here is another example of "if you knew someone with a bandsaw mill" log! A few slabs out of that longer piece sure would be nice.
  5. Razo

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    Wow that thing was a monster
  6. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Yooperdave, our bedroom, our livingroom, our family room, and our dining room are all white oak floors from trees that were harvested from my property.
    I put down the floors myself after they were milled and dried. Wish I was a woodworker but I don't have the talent.
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  7. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Really nice to hear about the flooring thing. My dream. I met a couple who owned a ski mountain. They used black cherry for flooring all thru their house. I would consider it woodworking. If theres jointery involved. Alot of work.
    I want to use White pine from my property to immitate wide planking in my guesthouse. Its been a lifelong dream.
    What kind of Hickory is it? do you know?
  8. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Applesister, it is shagbark
  9. Hickorynut

    Hickorynut Burning Hunk

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    TimJ, mpressive tree and great firewood. Is that two tree trunks in line with each other?? Otherwise looks like a long tree with the stump splitting the middle.
  10. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    the other tree is an 36" white oak
    I dropped the hickory right into the oak and then cut the oak. The hickory took it straight down.
  11. Woody Stover

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    Man, you are scaring me now! :eek:
  12. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Woody, I am that good. lol
    That oak had a crown on it like a 14 point buck :cool:
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    Awesome...that thang is huge..lol..
  14. BEConklin

    BEConklin Feeling the Heat

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    White pine is pretty on a floor - just make your guests take off their shoes if they're wearing high heels. My wife's aunt Rose did a real number on a wide board white pine floor I put down and hand rubbed with linseed oil/polyurethane mix :confused:
  15. BEConklin

    BEConklin Feeling the Heat

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    That is a beautiful hickory tree indeed. What's the diameter?
  16. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Here's what that hickory looks like now. Got it all together in one big pile ready for the splitter

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  17. Razo

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    Man I'm envious, a friend of mine recently took down 2 shagbarks but the wood was already promised to someone else :(

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